Family Devotions and Activities

This week's Children's Liturgy of the Word


Last week's Children's Liturgy of the Word


Pray the Rosary with a Seton Family


A message from the Director of Family Ministry...

Hello St. Elizabeth Ann Seton families! We still have another month of Family Faith and Catholic Cornerstone left. We will provide you with original, educational and fun activities for you to do. One resource that you should have in your home is the folders with your child's lessons from St. Mary's Press along with your Children's Bible. Please pull out your backpacks and do the lessons as well as you can. You are welcome to email me with questions that you have about the lesson and I can connect you with the St. Mary's Press website. I don't want to overwhelm you with information - I know that you are doing your best as teachers at this time. And you're doing a great job! The world we live in dictates that we keep God closer than ever and that's what we're here to assist you with!

First Communion families, your children will receive Jesus in the Eucharist as soon as we can gather for Mass. Please keep working on your workbooks, your banners and watching our Sunday Mass on-line. Please do not hesitate if you have questions on anything in your workbook. If at all possible, I hope to make some videos to share with your children in the coming weeks.


A message from the Director of Child Ministry...

Seton Families, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that we are here for you!  We know your daily life looks very different these days as you adjust to new circumstances, new schedules, and new challenges.

To the best of our ability, Seton Child Ministry wants to continue to support your family’s faith journey.  Below are some links to our favorite websites, YouTube channels, faith-based blogs, and crafts/activities to help you lead your child (and you) into deeper relationship with Jesus, especially during this uncertain time!

Also, follow SetonKids on Facebook to receive the most up-to-date information and daily encouragement, ideas, and activities to help lead your family through this crisis.

We are praying for you—we are here for you.  Please reach out to Ann Ryan with any Child Ministry needs, prayer requests, or general support.

YouTube Channels:
  • Saddleback Kids: Saddleback Kids, the children’s ministry at Saddleback Church has developed fun and creative ways to teach children about God’s word.  Great for Bible story videos!
  • Crossroads Kids Club: Bible story videos and other content that the whole family can experience and enjoy.
  • Lifetree Kids: Lifetree Kids has your favorite Group Vacation Bible School videos, plus bonus fun, educational, and faith-based videos for kids.  All of our praise and worship songs come from this channel—get your wiggles out with some great music praising God!
  • Catholic Kids Media: An effort to evangelize the culture, providing quality Catholic programming for kids.  Helps kids understand and love the strange and wonderful thing that is Catholicism so that they might live Christ-centered lives.
  • Holy Heroes: Helping you bring the joy of the Catholic faith to your family.
Websites:
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee – Courageous Communion: Our diocese’ response to the Coronavirus limitations.  Daily living ideas for quarantined Catholics.
  • Tiny Saints Free Activities: Ideas to help your child model the saints and live a life closer to Christ.
  • Ministry to Children: Bottomless site of resources for Bible lessons, crafts, articles, and activities to help kids grow closer to Jesus.
  • Parent Cue: A website linking you to their other platforms (blog, app, podcast) helping parents make the most of the time they have with their kids.
Blogs:
  • Catholic Icing: A great resource for Catholic parents filled with activities and crafts that connect kids with their Catholic faith.
  • Meaningful Mama: Faith-infused parenting, kid, activity, and craft ideas.
  • Equipping Catholic Families: Celebrating Catholic family and faith with crafts, catechesis and traditions!
  • Real Life at Home: Practical tips and resources for learning, creating, and celebrating with your family all year.
Apps:
  • Little Saint Adventures: Features over 50 faithful, engaging games and activities that teach children about the Catholic faith.
  • Parent Cue: Helps every parent do something each week to help move their child toward a deeper faith and a better future.
  • Bible App for Kids: Bible stories, videos, and activities to help kids fall in love with God’s Word.
Podcasts:
  • Catholic Sprouts: Use the daily podcast, Catholic Sprouts, as an easy source of daily Catechism—suitable for elementary-aged kids and older.
  • Saint Stories for Kids: A weekly podcast of stories for kids about the Saints.